Sewerage systems; state adoption of federal criteria. (SB344)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Sewerage systems; state adoption of federal criteria. Directs the State Water Control Board (the Board) not to adopt certain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) freshwater ammonia water quality criteria (the Criteria) unless the Board includes in such adoption a phased implementation program consistent with the federal Clean Water Act with certain funding and timing considerations. The bill also directs the Department of Environmental Quality to (i) identify any other states that have adopted the Criteria as of July 1, 2018; (ii) identify those procedures for the implementation of the Criteria that will minimize the impact of such implementation on Virginia sewerage systems while complying with the Clean Water Act; and (iii) report its findings to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, the Senate Finance Committee, and the House Appropriations Committee by November 1, 2018. The bill provides that the inclusion of the implementation program in the Board's current regulatory action shall not require reproposal of the current action. This bill is identical to HB 1475. Amends § 62.1-44.15:1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103158D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/11/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Read second time
01/16/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/16/2018Floor substitute printed 18105261D-S1 (Peake)
01/16/2018Substitute by Senator Peake agreed to 18105261D-S1
01/16/2018Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB344S1
01/17/2018Substitute #2 by Senator Peake agreed to 18105302D-S1
01/17/2018Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2018Substitute by Senator Peake reconsidered (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2018Substitute #1 by Senator Peake rejected 18105261D-S1
01/17/2018Floor substitute printed 18105302D-S2 (Peake)
01/17/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/17/2018Substitute #2 by Senator Peake agreed to 18105302D-S2
01/17/2018Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB344S2
01/17/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB344S2)
01/23/2018Placed on Calendar
01/23/2018Read first time
01/23/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/28/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Committee substitute printed 18106964D-H1
03/02/2018Read second time
03/05/2018Passed by for the day
03/06/2018Read third time
03/06/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106964D-H1
03/06/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB344H1
03/06/2018Passed House with substitute (93-Y 3-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB344H1)
03/07/2018House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Title replaced 18106964D-H1
03/09/2018Enrolled
03/09/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB344ER)
03/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB344ER)
03/09/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/29/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 511 (effective 7/1/18)
03/29/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0511)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.